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aggablinky
05-15-2004, 07:08 PM
Hello, just a question regarding drinking water: My daily liquid consumption usually consists of protein powder mixed with lowfat milk, i also drink a lot of coffee, and coke, i rarely drink straight water, so i wondered, if i were to start consuming a couple of litres of water a day, would i notice any improvements in my performance when working out? I do believe water is goood for your skin, but how do the muscles respond? Thanks in advance. :)

Jasonl
05-15-2004, 07:12 PM
Here is just some info on the importance of water:http://members.aol.com/SaveMoDoe2/importance.htm
If you're doing ANY athletic activity, you must drink water. I assume you weight lift, you should be drinking at least 1 gallon a day, and ditch the pop and excess coffee.

Shao-LiN
05-15-2004, 07:28 PM
Well, your body is mostly water. You tend to dehydrate through activity or diuretics (like a lot of coffee and coke). I'd say it's pretty healthy to replenish it.

manowar669
05-15-2004, 09:49 PM
Water is life. It should be a commandment. Drink it. You can't drink too much. Drink 16oz with every meal.
To answer your original question,.....YES.
Just do it.

aggablinky
05-17-2004, 05:01 AM
Thankyou verymuch, gentlemen, your info is greatly appreciated :)

TheGimp
05-17-2004, 07:03 AM
I have heard that although things like coke and coffee are diuretics, the fact that they do themselves contain water means they are better than nothing.

However as a body builder you must be drinking water, and lots of it.

geoffgarcia
05-17-2004, 08:46 AM
here is some info on over consumption of water
http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showpost.php?p=762328&postcount=30

Shao-LiN
05-17-2004, 09:46 AM
They may be better than nothing, but you're still losing water as a result of it.

Holto
05-17-2004, 12:33 PM
I have heard that although things like coke and coffee are diuretics, the fact that they do themselves contain water means they are better than nothing

Bradley posted some studies that actually shattered this myth

caffeine is not a diuretic

TheGimp
05-17-2004, 01:12 PM
Ah fair enough. Good old Bradley eh. Come back to us :(